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Osteria Francescana

Via Stella 22, 41121, Modena, Italy
+39 059 22 39 12
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Overview
  • Excellent74%
  • Very good13%
  • Average6%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“lemon tart” (65 reviews)
“foie gras” (54 reviews)
“tasting menu” (129 reviews)
Closed
All hours
CUISINES
Italian, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$$$
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Service
Food
Value
Atmosphere
LOCATION
Via Stella 22, 41121, Modena, Italy
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1 - 10 of 588 reviews

Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Osteria Francescana is an experience from the start. You're greeted by a mass of suited men and sat in small rooms with just a few tables. It's a little intimidating for folk that don't usually spend a mortgage payment on dinner, but very nice once...More

Thank Lucyjsmith
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Food excellent. Wine pairing average and sommelier disengaged / not friendly. Service excellent but stiff. Ambience bland - art is cool but general decor boring. Did we enjoyed it? Yes Would we go back? No Was it value? Definitely not. Had much better experiences at...More

Thank Francesca G
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

What do you say about the #1 restaurant in the world, except "amazing food, staff, and experience!" Clearly if you're considering coming to Francescana, you're doing it intentionally. Chef Massimo Bottura is a rockstar and delivers a personal experience, when he comes out to greet...More

Thank brooks11mc
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had a tentative booking for a lunch while we were traveling around italy and my doughters 7th bday was on the 1st of june. we recieved the phone call 2 days out.. and we were very excited.. My partner and i had the classic...More

Thank Eddie1977
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had the 'Tutto' option and it was simply amazing. A beautiful blend of different dishes. We also went for the wine pairing and it consisted of a variety of different drinks, not just wine. Every drink was carefully selected to compliment the palate of...More

1  Thank OliviaBilocca
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have been to many Michelin star restaurants all over the world and this is by far the best meal! We took our 14 year old daughter with us. We did the "EVERYTHING" tasting menu and if you can be lucky enough to get a...More

1  Thank SushiG
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Boy, was I excited about this place! After managing to get a reservation, and fueled by Netflix's Chef's table and everything I had read about Osteria Francescana and Massimo Bottura, I couldn't wait to eat here. Sadly, things did not go for the best. Honestly,...More

1  Thank Armindolx
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

When it comes to Osteria Francescana, everyone knows the website gets stuck and it's nearly impossible to get a reservation once that happens. Therefore, I had some problems as well. However, here I am, sharing my experience. So, it's safe to say that we've scored...More

1  Thank Renç S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were lucky in multiple ways. 1. We were able to get this impossible-to-get reservation in the 2 day window that we had in Modena because we stayed up until 4AM EST and spam refreshed their website. 2. We were offered a 12-course menu (250...More

3  Thank Arthur T
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The food is amazing!! Service was very close to being perfect. I feel very lucky I was able to have dinner at Osteria Francescana it was a very special dinner.

Thank golfermichigan13
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hannahleigh222
14 July 2017|
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Response from Chef1986 | Reviewed this property |
You'll probably find out the week of the booking. Which isn't ideal but if you're not bothered by that then you'll just need to take the gamble. Is it worth the Gamble? In my eyes, maybe not but I had a table booked 3 months... More
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jmazzola1482
20 June 2017|
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Response from Fannie W | Reviewed this property |
You need to get up at 2 am or 3 am ( daylight savings) on July 2nd to get the reservation. If you are in Los Angeles . It will be 10 am Italy time- that is when they open up their reservation. Once you receive it, it is... More
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Susan L
22 April 2017|
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Response from BMDNYC | Reviewed this property |
And if in dought go for thevwebsite rather than the Tripadvisor
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$71 - US$212
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
Monday
12:30 - 13:30
20:00 - 21:30
Tuesday
12:30 - 13:30
20:00 - 21:30
Wednesday
12:30 - 13:30
20:00 - 21:30
Thursday
12:30 - 13:30
20:00 - 21:30
Friday
12:30 - 13:30
20:00 - 21:30
Saturday
20:00 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via Stella 22, 41121, Modena, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Emilia-Romagna  >  Province of Modena  >  Modena
  • Phone Number: +39 059 22 39 12
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